What is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea tree oil is made from the leaves of the “Melaleuca alternifolia” a plant native to the northern coast of Australia. Historically, the leaves were used as a substitute for tea, which is how tea tree oil got its name. The part used medicinally is the oil from the leaves. Tea tree oil has been used by Australian aboriginals for century’s, by crushing the leaves and applying them for healing skin cuts, burns, and infections just to name a few. More recently, the scientific community has confirmed that Tea Tree Oil has tremendous medicinal benefits. Some of the most common uses for tea tree oil are:
- Skin Infections (against acne, warts, boils…)
- General disinfectant (also good to relax muscles….)
- Dental Health (fights against bad breath, plaque, inflamed gums….)
- Dandruff & Lice (by using tea tree oil shampoo….)
- Yeast Infections
- Sore Throat and Congestion
For more information on its health benefits please visit our Tea Tree Oil Health Benefits page for more info….
- Soaps: Soap containing tea tree oil has been shown to be very effective for skin blemishes, irritations, acne, fungal irritation, rashes….
- Shampoo: Shampoo containing tea tree oil helps against dandruff, itchy scalp, lice…..
- Antiseptic cream: Cream containing tea tree oil helps heal sunburn, insect bites, rashes, athlete’s foot and a number of other skin irritations
- Acne control: Many acne medications contain tea tree oil
- Dental hygiene: Many dentists use tea tree oil as a mouthwash and to sterilize cavities prior to filling
- Toothpaste: A large number of toothpastes contain tea tree oil
- Deodorant: A deodorant containing tea tree oil may reduces the risk of bacterial buildup
- Pet products: Pet care products containing tea tree oil help to heal minor wounds, fleas and promote a healthy coat
So next time you’re on the market for any of these products why not consider products with Tea Tree Oil? Do your research and see if Tea Tree Oil products are right for you or your pets. Please visit our store for a vide variety of Pure Tea tree Oil and products based on it.
Note of caution:
When purchasing pure tea tree oil, ensure that it is 100% pure Australian tea tree oil. Do not take it internally under any circumstances as it’s toxic and can be fatal if ingested in large quantity. Pure tree oil is not recommended for babies, young children and women who are pregnant. Also a small number of people may experience allergic reactions when using tea tree oil. If that is the case consult a medical practitioner for advice and treatment if necessary.